Tigers Shoot Low Round of Third Round to Win Memphis Intercollegiate
Oct. 5, 2004
Cordova, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's golf team shot a 2-over par 290 in the final round of the Memphis Intercollegiate on Monday morning and overcame a four-shot deficit to Central Florida to win their own tournament by seven strokes over second-place Xavier. It is their second tournament win in as many starts this year, as they also tied for first at the Radrick Farms Intercollegiate last month.
Senior Allan Thomas shot the low individual round of the afternoon with a 5-under 67, which was also tied for the lowest round of the tournament with Daryl Fathauer of Louisville, who also shot a 67 in the second round. Thomas finished the tournament with a 2-under par 214 (77-70-67), and was the only player to finish under par for the tournament on the course that used to play as the second-longest on the PGA Tour back when it hosted the FedEx St. Jude Classic. It was also the site of the first-ever round of 59 on the PGA Tour by Al Geiberger back in 1976.
Keven Fortin-Simard (71-73-73) and Justin Miers (72-72-73) each shot 1-over 73 to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place at 1-over par 217. Second-round leader Neal Grusczynski and Jordan Dempsey of Ole Miss finished tied for second at even-par 216.
The Tigers shot a 9-over par 873 for the tournament (293-290-290). Second round leader UCF finished in third with an 887 (287-292-308) while Louisville and Ole Miss rounded out the top five.
Rounding out the team totals for Memphis were Andy Shiels, who finished tied for 35th at 11-over 227 (75-75-77) and Robbie Greenwell, who shot a 16-over 232 (75-76-81).
Memphis also had five players compete as individuals and Clayton Ellis was the top finisher of those players as he came in 25th with a 9-over 225 (73-75-77). He was the top finisher among the 10 golfers that competed separate from their teams as individuals. Ian Rochester finished tied with Shiels in 35th place with a 227 (73-73-81). Lewis Clarke finished in 58th with a 17-over 233 (81-74-78), Mike Regenold had a 20-over 236 (78-77-81) and Gavin Aldridge had a 25-over 241 (80-76-85). Greenwell, Rochester, Regenold, and Aldridge were all competing in their first collegiate tournaments.
The Tigers will play in the third of four tournaments this fall and look to make it three wins in three tournaments when they travel to St. Charles, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, next Monday and Tuesday to compete in the Missouri Bluffs Classic.